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ERIC Number: EJ1108893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
A True Middle School Physical Education Program
Tenoschok, Mike
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v87 n6 p9-15 2016
The purpose of this article is to describe the various ways in which the developmental needs of middle school students can be met in a physical education program. The themes of exploration and individualization appear throughout the article to emphasize the importance of providing a variety of sports, games and physical activity options for middle school students. The article highlights the importance of accommodating to a range of student skill levels by using hybrid games or providing students with participation choices relative to the levels of difficulty of the activities. Intramural activities can supplement the physical education instructional program and provide venues for students to explore activities outside of physical education class. By tapping into community resources, it is possible to offer an extensive array of activities, regardless of students' interests or skill level. The use of special events in a physical education program to promote support from parents and the community is also described. The article challenges middle school teachers to facilitate middle school students' transition from childhood to young adulthood through developmentally appropriate activities that are consistent with the characteristics of the middle school child.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia (Atlanta)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A